By dying young I shall escape great sufferings

Every once in a while real life will play out like fiction. Today, for example, the weather quite perfectly reflects my health: 42°F with a steady rain over an already icy ground. What was once a foot of fluffy snow has been beaten into ice by now. Working from home is helpful and horrible at… Continue reading By dying young I shall escape great sufferings

No to NaNoWriMo

Originally posted on Druid Life:
In January, everyone should try and choreograph a ballet. In March we should all write an opera, and in June everyone should paint a fresco. Sounds ludicrous, doesn’t it? And yet the idea that everyone could write a novel in November gets a good deal more acceptance. Why do we…

9/11 Twelve Years On

I missed writing a post on this miserable anniversary list year, though the one from two years ago regarding everyone talking about how they experienced day through television still resonates. So along that vein I’m not going to post a picture of a flag, or a black ribbon, or any of the photos from that… Continue reading 9/11 Twelve Years On

Video: Not the Kind of Emergency Kit You Want to Have

Of course my emergency kit would have all the correct items and then emergency books too. Only in that situation would I finally read Moby Dick. Fairfax County Emergency Information Here’s a great public service announcement from the American Red Cross about the importance of having an emergency supply kit.   As we head into… Continue reading Video: Not the Kind of Emergency Kit You Want to Have

I’ve Got a Fever, a Non-Believer

This past week has been kind of terrible. Monday, the horrific Boston marathon bombings. Tuesday, the six-year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre. And, if you’re going by online outrage, equally bad is the comment Justin Bieber wrote in the guest book of Anne Frank House last Friday: “Truly inspiring to be able to come… Continue reading I’ve Got a Fever, a Non-Believer